Master of Real Estate Development

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program recruits students who have demonstrated excellence in their professional careers and who have the potential to become industry leaders.

Students can earn the MRED degree in person at the University of Arizona's main campus or through University of Arizona Online. Online classes are offered in a 7.5-week format, which is an accelerated version of the traditional 15-week semester. Students can begin taking classes at a number of different points during the year, which makes it easy to earn a master's degree at a pace that works with a variety of schedules.

The coursework for the MRED degree is the same for online and in-person students.

Program Partners

The MRED program is accepted by Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute as one of its University Alliance program participants. The CCIM’s University Alliance program creates several advantages for students. Primarily, it is designed to expedite how students earn CCIM designation after graduation.

Other program partners include: Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Tucson Association of Realtors (TAR), Pima County Real Estate Research Council (PCRERC), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

For additional information on admissions, please contact Program Coordinator Laura Jensen, 520-626-9775.

Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Arizona and the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination. In support of this commitment, the university prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. We are dedicated to inclusive excellence; the recognition and acceptance of the talents, worldviews, perceptions, cultures, and skills that diverse communities bring to the educational enterprise that can be harnessed to prepare students for leading, living, and working in a diverse world.

Please refer to the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for more information and resources.

From The Studio
Chris Nelson speaks from behind a podium in the Sundt Gallery

Planning Professor’s Efforts on Leaving a Legacy Showcased by the APA Foundation

Arthur C. Nelson, professor of planning and real estate development, is featured in the American Planning Association Foundation’s 2019 Year in Review for his work on two endeavors: FutureShape and scholarship endowments.

Arthur C. Nelson Endows Student Fellowship

It will provide support to incoming or current graduate students enrolled full-time in the Master of Science in Urban Planning or Master of Real Estate Development programs who demonstrate superior academic promise and professional commitment to their chosen field of study. Many thanks to Chris Nelson, Professor of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development, for his generous support of our incredible students.

CAPLA Faculty Make an Impact at TENWEST

Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival featured speakers, exhibitors, and entertainers from the Tucson community and beyond.

Affordable Housing Project Receives National Recognition

An innovative mixed-income housing development designed by an interdisciplinary team of CAPLA students was awarded 2nd Place/Honorable Mention in the 2019 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Low-Income Housing Challenge.

Our world-class faculty bring a wide breadth and depth of expertise and experience in built environment policy and design. They are leaders in their fields and create interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environments. 

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